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by Bill Pearis


Django Django's new album, Born Under Saturn, will be out May 5 via Ribbon Music and the band have just shared the second single from it. "Reflections" could almost be a house (or Madchester-style) track if it wanted to be but the Djangos' multi-part harmonies pull it in weirder directions. There's also a really cool sax breakdown courtesy James Mainwaring of Roller Trio. You can stream it, and a couple of new remixes of first single "First Light," below.

Meanwhile, Django Django main man Dave Maclean made a very cool mix for Vinyl Factory features selections from his deep vinyl collection of soundtracks, exotica, and other rare grooves, and you can stream that below as well.

The band will be in NYC this summer, playing Webster Hall on July 28 and tickets are still available. Still no full US tour announced, but all dates are listed below.

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It's that time of year already I guess. NME quizzed a whole bunch of artists about their favorite album of the year. Bat For Lashes chose Alt-J who recently won the Mercury Prize and who chose Polica as their favorite. That and more, if you can understand what they're saying, in the video, below....

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by Bill Pearis

Django Django at Glasslands, March 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Django Django

The shortlist for the 2012 Mercury Prize, an award voted on by a panel of music industry professionals and journalists honoring UK albums of the year, was just announced:

The Maccabees - Given to the Wild
Jessie Ware - Devotion
Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
Richard Hawley - Standing at the Sky's Edge
Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
Lianne La Havas - Is Your Love Big Enough
Ben Howard - Every Kingdom
Sam Lee - Ground of its Own
Field Music - Plumb
Django Django - S/T
Roller Trio - S/T
Plan B - Ill Manors
Odds seem pretty good for Alt-J (who play Bowery Ballroom tonight), who have not only made a great album with An Awesome Wave, but also the kind of album the Mercury Prize voters like. Though, though we shouldn't count out Micheal Kiwanuka's Home Again or Jessie Ware's Devotion. Now in its 20th year, this year's Mercury Prize will be given out November 1. (I am rooting for Django Django.) Last year's winner was Let England Shake by PJ Harvey.